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warren hellman meadow: renaming after banjo pickin’ billionaire

‘The Board of Supervisors has voted to recommend renaming Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow after a billionaire financial titan. But Warren Hellman isn’t your ordinary billionaire financial titan, and Speedway Meadow is no ordinary meadow. The 77-year old private equity … Continue reading

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dancing the lindy in golden gate park

CAROLINA HIDALGO on dancing in the park: ‘It’s late on a sunny morning and people have filled the park. John F. Kennedy Drive is closed to car traffic, as it is every Sunday, and people are biking, skating, jogging, and … Continue reading

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ghost story in golden gate park, 1912

Here’s a tale for Halloween, a ghostly encounter in Golden Gate Park reported by George Haviland Barron, curator of the de Young Museum, in 1912: “As the hour approached midnight, I decided to take a turn on South Drive before … Continue reading

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parks alliance to sponsor talk on golden gate park

The history of Golden Gate is a composite of stories about people. Many interesting and colorful characters have left memorable footprints in this amazing landscape over the years. Join San Francisco Parks Alliance for an evening with Heath Schenker, local landscape historian and author, and … Continue reading

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hardly strictly: a converstation w/ bluegrass aficionado warren hellman

Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass aficionados will be interested in an interview with Warren Hellman published in the Bay Citizen yesterday: “After a long walk in the wee hours of every workday morning, 77-year-old Warren Hellman (who is the chairman of The … Continue reading

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enthusiastic bicyclists turn out with artful bicycles in golden gate park

Many surprised park visitors gawked in delight yesterday at the parade of artful bicycles and colorful riders of all ages circling the music concourse and heading down JFK drive to Lindley Meadow in the annual Tour de Fat.  Here are … Continue reading

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tour de fat: bike and beer ballyhoo in golden gate park

‘September is the best time of the year in San Francisco. The sun is shining, the cool weather is behind us and the festival season is in full bloom. For residents who ride bikes, September brings with it one of … Continue reading

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